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The State of State Tables in the AMRF

Published

Author(s)

Don E. Libes

Abstract

This paper discusses the representation of automation control algorithms by state tables. Earlier papers favoring state tables are discussed in light of experience since they were written. It is suggested that the disadvantages of state tables outweigh their advantages and that we ought to look to more powerful representations. This paper is concerned with representational adequacy for humans, and unless explicitly stated otherwise, the word representation will refer to this. This paper does not discuss representations for computers.
Citation
NIST Interagency/Internal Report (NISTIR) - 3541
Report Number
3541

Keywords

automation control algorithms, state tables, representation, computers

Citation

Libes, D. (1987), The State of State Tables in the AMRF, NIST Interagency/Internal Report (NISTIR), National Institute of Standards and Technology, Gaithersburg, MD, [online], https://tsapps.nist.gov/publication/get_pdf.cfm?pub_id=821316 (Accessed April 15, 2024)
Created January 1, 1987, Updated October 16, 2008